Thursday, January 31, 2008

St. Baldrick's ...

First, a bit of background from St. Baldrick's web site:

St. Baldrick's is the world's largest volunteer-driven fundraising event for childhood cancer research. Thousands of volunteers shave their heads in solidarity of children with cancer, while requesting donations of support from friends and family.

At a St. Baldrick's event, something amazing happens. People who normally shy away from the very thought of childhood cancer find themselves compelled to support this cause after looking into the face of these brave children who are smiling broadly as their friends and family members proudly display their newly shorn heads.

Volunteers and donors see it can be fun to support a serious cause. Young cancer patients and survivors see how many people care. And researchers see St. Baldrick's funds helping to find cures!

I've had a couple friends participate in events over the years. This year, one of the authors whose blog I read is facing the shaver for this very worthy cause. I'm always happy to chip in.

If you'd like to contribute, you can find his St. Baldrick's page here. His goal is $10,000 and he's already more than halfway there.

And since you now have several fewer presidential campaigns to which to contribute, perhaps you can help him meet his goal, instead!


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